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be a terrible idea. >> a natural disaster just seen sandy come through mt. middle of the -- in the middle of the night. a high demand. a fire in an area of the city that border area of the city. such as east of the river. and the medics that ride the fire engines are tied up on the fire ground. they're not able to provide advanced life support. >> we also have seven ems supervisor who is don't put out -- visors who don't put out fires. in addition to that our firefighter emts are capable of providing you know, some basic life supports as well. >> reporter: fire officials say they get a total of between 40 and 60 medic calls between those hours 1:00 and 7:00 in the morning city wide. that is far fewer than they get during the rest of the day. and the chief says changing the shifts for those medic units will mean that there are more of them available on the streets when they are really needed. but the city council has to review this and the fire chief says if it doesn't work he'll change it, back to you. >> you can imagine why there are concerns. >>> the new express lanes on the virginia si
sandy might find this hard to believe. a new report finds that the utility company response was typical or even a little faster than after other big storms. associated press released those findings. energy department records show that new york utilities restored power to at least 95% of those customers, some 13 days after the hurricane hit. ap says power restorations took longer after hurricanes katrina, wilma and ike, which does sound surprising. >> not really. you have to understand, it's more built up. you're putting telephone poles in by hand basically. gloria went through long island in '85. it took three weeks to get power back there. >>> we are having a nice weekend. i added a couple of high clouds on sunday. other than that, that's it. this is a beautiful shot from our weather cam. you can see the washington monument, clear skies. sun is going down. going to get chilly now. 49 at national, but everybody else in the low to mid 40's already. pressure is steady. and really looking at a crisp night. breezes will pick up a little bit later on tonight. so if you're headed out, it is f
. >> but up next two weeks after superstorm sandy tens of thousands of people still without power are demanding answers. >>> just when new york city commuters started to think things were getting back to normal, two crashes shut down the lincoln tunnel for hours this morning. in one case about 20 people were hurt, at least two of them seriously when a new jersey transit bus slammed into a trailways bus. the crash happened during the morning rush hour on the new jersey side and then two hours later a bus and a truck collided also on the new jersey side. those delays lasted as long as three hours. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the crashes. >>> in indianapolis investigators might have some new clues as to the cause of a deadly home explosion that happened over the weekend. the owner of the house says a faulty furnace may to be blame, but the gas company says it didn't get any calls about problems with the furnace. two people died in the blast saturday night. dozens of nearby homes were damaged or destroyed. in fact, this blast was so loud people living 3 miles aw
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